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sebelius will testify before the house energy and commerce committee. that's coming at 9:00 eastern time. she's expected to be grilled about the problems with health care.gov and all the cancellation notices that have been going out to individuals who were previously told that they could keep their plan. you can watch complete coverage of her testimony on "squawk on the street". then this afternoon, president obama will defend his health care law. verizon said it was doing maintenance on the system. there was a similar halt on sunday. we'll have more on these stories in just a few minutes. >>> but first, the rest of today's agenda, earnings central will be hearing from general motors, nbc parent comcast, chrysler, corning and sodastream, all before the bell. this afternoon, we have visa, facebook, comcast, kraft foods and many others. on the economic front, the fed wraps up a two-day fomc meeting in washington. this is a policy announcement set tore 2:00 p.m. eastern today. the central bank is expected to maintain its massive bond buying campaign. fed watchers say ben bernanke and compan
of different places. is kathleen sebelius ultimately in charge? >> not really. she doesn't seem to. now it's jeffrey zions who is sort of the hedman at the white house to get the thing running again. sebelius doesn't have all of the answers on the technical side. i don't know the extent to which she knows what's going wrong on the technical side. you're right, there was no one contractor in charge of making sure this was fully operational by day one. >> you can't penalize someone if they can't -- >> they can't buy it, right. >> they have to delay this. >> you have senate democrats who are running for re-election, you know, mary landru, mark prior, folks who are in stuff red states saying let's delay this. the white house is terrified of delay. they think it undermines the entire thing. it will start falling apart if they delay. you're absolutely right. how do you require somebody to buy something -- you wouldn't require somebody to buy a book on amazon if they -- >> is this a good headline or bad headline. >> obama unaware. >> it's a terrible headline. every time there's a problem in the a
insurance plan. the president had to go out and defend sebelius and alexander this week. they're circling the wagones and trying to defend themselves. >> and holding off hoping by november 30th they fix this by then, right? >> they have set themselves up. and that's a really good point, becky, because they have set themselves up for another deadline, another countdown clock dynamic where they promise this will be fixed by the end of november. if it isn't, it will be another failure and a lot of people wonder why they would set a hard and fast deadline date like that with an unknown -- >> because if you don't have it fixed by november 30th, then you have a much bigger problem. if people don't have a month to shop for these things. that doesn't change for people whose insurance was canceled. >> a interview an insurance company yesterday that said his firm had to kick 43,000 people off their plan because they weren't comply kwansant with obama care. he says he has no idea how many of those 40,000 will be able to navigate the website and get new insurance before the end of the year. >> about
's what sebelius said. >> mid november, i'd do -- >> jan 1? >> yeah. mid 2015 and see what happens. >>> we have other news, president obama has reportly ordered the nsa to stop eavesdropping on joe kernen. no, stop eaves dropping on the headquarters of the imf and world bank. the order is said to be the latest move, of course, by the white house to demonstrate its willingness to curb at least some surveillance in the wake of weeks by former nsa contractor edward snowden. >>> a number of comments about janet yellen starting to come from the senate. richard shelby says he would oppose efforts to block her nomination with a filibuster unless some disturbing disclosure emerge. his comments come after senator rand paul said he instead to withhold her nomination. and senator lindsay graham has vowed an effort to block white house nominees until the obama administration comes forward with more information about benghazi. shelby's comments are important because democrats would need to pick up only five republicans vote to clear procedural hurdles and bring yellen's nomination to a full senate vote
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